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(Slate)   Google confirms that sharks are attacking the internet   (slate.com) divider line 56
    More: Strange, internet, Google, China Mobile, United Nations Environment Programme, cable modem, undersea cables, Cal State-Long Beach  
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2014-08-19 01:57:02 PM  
We give them their own week, and this is how they repay us?
 
2014-08-19 03:08:11 PM  
I'm surprised that they attack the fiber optic cables. I would have guessed they went after cables with electromagnetic signatures similar to their prey.
 
2014-08-19 03:09:19 PM  
Sharks - CIA subs... Why make distinctions?
 
2014-08-19 03:09:33 PM  
33.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-08-19 03:10:45 PM  
FTA: "That's about 10 million times faster than your cable modem," Holzle noted.

No, it will carry 10 million times the amount of data at the same speed. I really wish people stop using the word "fast" to describe bandwidth, unless they've found a way to speed up light.
 
2014-08-19 03:11:36 PM  
crujonessociety.com
 
2014-08-19 03:12:14 PM  

cgraves67: I'm surprised that they attack the fiber optic cables. I would have guessed they went after cables with electromagnetic signatures similar to their prey.


Underwater fiber optic cables have powered copper lines in them to power the fiber optic repeaters in the line.
 
2014-08-19 03:13:40 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-19 03:14:00 PM  
Why do tech stories always arrive on here 3-4 days late? What make it really bad is that it's always a link from a shiat site.
 
2014-08-19 03:15:16 PM  
"SharkNETto," with the rode hard and put up wet Tara Reid.  Winning!
 
2014-08-19 03:16:59 PM  
NAWS !
 
2014-08-19 03:17:40 PM  
On the internet, nobody knows you're a shark.
 
2014-08-19 03:18:53 PM  
Probably Australian sharks.
 
2014-08-19 03:18:54 PM  
When the jets strike, you'll see a rumble
 
2014-08-19 03:19:07 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Why do tech stories always arrive on here 3-4 days late? What make it really bad is that it's always a link from a shiat site.


Obvious.  The delay is caused by reduced bandwith due to shark attacks.

/duh
 
2014-08-19 03:19:58 PM  
i10.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-19 03:21:05 PM  
Your fiber optic cables are more likely to be attacked by a cow than a shark whack whack
 
2014-08-19 03:22:01 PM  
"Fellows, let's be reasonable, huh? This is not the time or the place to perform some kind of a half-assed autopsy on a fish... And I'm not going to stand here and see that thing cut open and see that Reddit kiddie porn spill out all over the dock!"
 
2014-08-19 03:22:28 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: FTA: "That's about 10 million times faster than your cable modem," Holzle noted.

No, it will carry 10 million times the amount of data at the same speed. I really wish people stop using the word "fast" to describe bandwidth, unless they've found a way to speed up light.


It allows you to upload and download in fewer units of time. "Faster" is a valid descriptor.
 
2014-08-19 03:22:51 PM  
I've got a good friend who runs a shark-themed web hosting company, so we've all been laughing about his for days.
 
2014-08-19 03:27:35 PM  

skinink: "Fellows, let's be reasonable, huh? This is not the time or the place to perform some kind of a half-assed autopsy on a fish... And I'm not going to stand here and see that thing cut open and see that Reddit kiddie porn spill out all over the dock!"


The poor shark didn't know 4 Chan would upset it so much and be hard to digest
 
2014-08-19 03:27:37 PM  
It really can create a crisis in some cases. If the sharks are from San Jose they always choke.
 
2014-08-19 03:28:53 PM  
Protect them with Kevlar?  What a concept.

www.fibrefab.com

/nearly all fiber contains aramid yarn already to bear any tensile load
//Kevlar is just a brand of aramid
 
2014-08-19 03:36:03 PM  
At least it keeps them regular.
 
2014-08-19 03:38:36 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: FTA: "That's about 10 million times faster than your cable modem," Holzle noted.

No, it will carry 10 million times the amount of data at the same speed. I really wish people stop using the word "fast" to describe bandwidth, unless they've found a way to speed up light.


I transferred a bunch of data, and it took x amount of time. With this new cable, I transferred the same data in a much shorter period of time. It was *faster*.

I walk at a constant speed. I need to take 6 grocery bags inside. If I take all six bags at once, the job will be done *faster* than if I take only two at a time.

I need to bake cupcakes. I can make them one batch at a time, or make all the cupcakes I need at once if I have more pans. Having more pans is *faster*.

If you're going to be the way you are, at least be correct.
 
2014-08-19 03:46:01 PM  
Good luck, I'm behind 10 rock seals.
 
2014-08-19 03:51:22 PM  
Looking at the video, it doesn't even really appear to be a predatory or defensive act in the slightest. There's no sudden lunge for the cable that'd suggest they see it as food, and the shark sure as hell didn't look concerned about it in the least either...

Porn-tube cables are the new shark chew toy?
 
2014-08-19 03:53:51 PM  

Guilty_plea_bargain: NAWS !


no - GNAWS.

ftfm.
 
2014-08-19 03:53:51 PM  

That Guy Jeff: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: FTA: "That's about 10 million times faster than your cable modem," Holzle noted.

No, it will carry 10 million times the amount of data at the same speed. I really wish people stop using the word "fast" to describe bandwidth, unless they've found a way to speed up light.

I transferred a bunch of data, and it took x amount of time. With this new cable, I transferred the same data in a much shorter period of time. It was *faster*.

I walk at a constant speed. I need to take 6 grocery bags inside. If I take all six bags at once, the job will be done *faster* than if I take only two at a time.

I need to bake cupcakes. I can make them one batch at a time, or make all the cupcakes I need at once if I have more pans. Having more pans is *faster*.

If you're going to be the way you are, at least be correct.


Well done.  May I have a cupcake?
 
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2014-08-19 03:58:06 PM  
I submitted this with a funnier headline.
 
2014-08-19 03:59:21 PM  
Someone call Ian Ziering.

//which I recently found out was pronounced "EYE-an".
 
2014-08-19 03:59:44 PM  
Why are sharks attracted to undersea data cables? Unclear. Several outlets have pointed out that sharks can sense electromagnetic fields, so perhaps they're attracted by the current. Alternatively, a shark expert from Cal State-Long Beach suggested to Wired, they may just be curious. Anyone with a dual expertise in chondrichthyan behavior and electrical engineering is warmly invited to offer a more compelling explanation in the comments below.

Stone martens are attracted to the fish oil used in the plastics, which is why they like to crawl into engines and chew on cables. Sharks are simply the martens of the sea.
 
2014-08-19 04:06:37 PM  
Still kind of surprising. The comm. systems in the surface supplied dive gear we use put out electrical signals that tend to keep sharks away.

/At least that's what we tell ourselves.
 
2014-08-19 04:08:36 PM  

jst3p: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: FTA: "That's about 10 million times faster than your cable modem," Holzle noted.

No, it will carry 10 million times the amount of data at the same speed. I really wish people stop using the word "fast" to describe bandwidth, unless they've found a way to speed up light.

It allows you to upload and download in fewer units of time. "Faster" is a valid descriptor.


Would you prefer drinking the milk from your cereal from the bowl or through a straw?

People have such a myopic view of speed.
 
2014-08-19 04:08:38 PM  
Just wait until they get frikkin' lasers....
 
2014-08-19 04:10:36 PM  

mama2tnt: Guilty_plea_bargain: NAWS !

no - GNAWS.

ftfm.


I knew that didn't look right.
 
2014-08-19 04:13:42 PM  

ReverendJynxed: jst3p: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: FTA: "That's about 10 million times faster than your cable modem," Holzle noted.

No, it will carry 10 million times the amount of data at the same speed. I really wish people stop using the word "fast" to describe bandwidth, unless they've found a way to speed up light.

It allows you to upload and download in fewer units of time. "Faster" is a valid descriptor.

Would you prefer drinking the milk from your cereal from the bowl or through a straw?

People have such a myopic view of speed.


I used to watch porn jpgs download one row at a time. Now I can stream HD video. Your comparison is completely invalid.
 
2014-08-19 04:16:15 PM  

jst3p: ReverendJynxed: jst3p: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: FTA: "That's about 10 million times faster than your cable modem," Holzle noted.

No, it will carry 10 million times the amount of data at the same speed. I really wish people stop using the word "fast" to describe bandwidth, unless they've found a way to speed up light.

It allows you to upload and download in fewer units of time. "Faster" is a valid descriptor.

Would you prefer drinking the milk from your cereal from the bowl or through a straw?

People have such a myopic view of speed.

I used to watch porn jpgs download one row at a time. Now I can stream HD video. Your comparison is completely invalid.


Try 20 streams at once.
 
2014-08-19 04:19:28 PM  
EVERYONE PANIC...


They are trying to get the lasers!!!!
 
2014-08-19 04:20:47 PM  

ReverendJynxed: jst3p: ReverendJynxed: jst3p: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: FTA: "That's about 10 million times faster than your cable modem," Holzle noted.

No, it will carry 10 million times the amount of data at the same speed. I really wish people stop using the word "fast" to describe bandwidth, unless they've found a way to speed up light.

It allows you to upload and download in fewer units of time. "Faster" is a valid descriptor.

Would you prefer drinking the milk from your cereal from the bowl or through a straw?

People have such a myopic view of speed.

I used to watch porn jpgs download one row at a time. Now I can stream HD video. Your comparison is completely invalid.

Try 20 streams at once.


He would, but his ISP doesn't offer the sharkbait tier of connectivity.
 
2014-08-19 04:22:57 PM  

ReverendJynxed: jst3p: ReverendJynxed: jst3p: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: FTA: "That's about 10 million times faster than your cable modem," Holzle noted.

No, it will carry 10 million times the amount of data at the same speed. I really wish people stop using the word "fast" to describe bandwidth, unless they've found a way to speed up light.

It allows you to upload and download in fewer units of time. "Faster" is a valid descriptor.

Would you prefer drinking the milk from your cereal from the bowl or through a straw?

People have such a myopic view of speed.

I used to watch porn jpgs download one row at a time. Now I can stream HD video. Your comparison is completely invalid.

Try 20 streams at once.


Still bad. There is a point at which more milk getting to my mouth at the same time becomes a detriment. There is no level of bandwidth at which the 2GB getting to my hard drive is a detriment.
 
2014-08-19 04:25:37 PM  

Charlie Crews' Zen Master: ReverendJynxed: jst3p: ReverendJynxed: jst3p: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: FTA: "That's about 10 million times faster than your cable modem," Holzle noted.

No, it will carry 10 million times the amount of data at the same speed. I really wish people stop using the word "fast" to describe bandwidth, unless they've found a way to speed up light.

It allows you to upload and download in fewer units of time. "Faster" is a valid descriptor.

Would you prefer drinking the milk from your cereal from the bowl or through a straw?

People have such a myopic view of speed.

I used to watch porn jpgs download one row at a time. Now I can stream HD video. Your comparison is completely invalid.

Try 20 streams at once.

He would, but his ISP doesn't offer the sharkbait tier of connectivity.


Heh. What's funny is I was agreeing with him and he still wanted to argue. So sure it's a bit of an exaggeration but the point remains. It is easy enough to have 3-6 people streaming off one connection for a family. Same speed but less gets there because there's too much volume at once.

I can drain a bucket with a hole in it and empty it over time or turn the bucket over and empty it all at once. Limiting bandwidth limits the flow through the pipes/holes thus the speed of delivery is affected.

I can use a flashlight to transmit data at light speed but the translation into something usable of that is gonna take a bit longer. It isn't just about speed but also about the amount of data you can transmit AT speed.
 
2014-08-19 04:25:40 PM  

jst3p: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: FTA: "That's about 10 million times faster than your cable modem," Holzle noted.

No, it will carry 10 million times the amount of data at the same speed. I really wish people stop using the word "fast" to describe bandwidth, unless they've found a way to speed up light.

It allows you to upload and download in fewer units of time. "Faster" is a valid descriptor.


Faster is a valid descriptor of download times, not bandwidth. Higher bandwidth is not a faster internet speed, but higher bandwidth allows you to download things "faster". When you use "faster" to describe bandwidth it calls into question whether or not you actually understand the difference. The difference, in this case, is large enough that it's an important distinction, especially considering the person is a tech writer.
 
2014-08-19 04:26:17 PM  

jst3p: ReverendJynxed: jst3p: ReverendJynxed: jst3p: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: FTA: "That's about 10 million times faster than your cable modem," Holzle noted.

No, it will carry 10 million times the amount of data at the same speed. I really wish people stop using the word "fast" to describe bandwidth, unless they've found a way to speed up light.

It allows you to upload and download in fewer units of time. "Faster" is a valid descriptor.

Would you prefer drinking the milk from your cereal from the bowl or through a straw?

People have such a myopic view of speed.

I used to watch porn jpgs download one row at a time. Now I can stream HD video. Your comparison is completely invalid.

Try 20 streams at once.

Still bad. There is a point at which more milk getting to my mouth at the same time becomes a detriment. There is no level of bandwidth at which the 2GB getting to my hard drive is a detriment.


And that's why you keep ending up on ignore. FFS no point removing you from the list.
 
2014-08-19 04:27:06 PM  

ReverendJynxed: What's funny is I was agreeing with him and he still wanted to argue.


My bad, comprehension low. Actually trying to get some work done while farking. Bad idea.
 
2014-08-19 04:40:39 PM  
I thought they liked fish not spam.
 
2014-08-19 04:53:34 PM  

That Guy Jeff: I need to bake cupcakes. I can make them one batch at a time, or make all the cupcakes I need at once if I have more pans. Having more pans is *faster*.


Yeah, but if most of the time you want to bake six-twelve cupcakes, having a 120 cupcake pan won't make your cupcake baking faster. I recently got 100mb/s fiber, and they had an option for a 1gb/s for $15/month more. The reason they can offer that is because very few residential consumers are going to use that extra bandwidth. But people sign up for it because it's "faster."

I mean, you're right, but I think tech writers should be more clear because it's misleading to people that don't understand how things like bandwidth and latency work.
 
2014-08-19 05:06:16 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: That Guy Jeff: I need to bake cupcakes. I can make them one batch at a time, or make all the cupcakes I need at once if I have more pans. Having more pans is *faster*.

Yeah, but if most of the time you want to bake six-twelve cupcakes, having a 120 cupcake pan won't make your cupcake baking faster. I recently got 100mb/s fiber, and they had an option for a 1gb/s for $15/month more. The reason they can offer that is because very few residential consumers are going to use that extra bandwidth. But people sign up for it because it's "faster."

I mean, you're right, but I think tech writers should be more clear because it's misleading to people that don't understand how things like bandwidth and latency work.


Damn I wish there was fiber out here. If google puts fiber in Tempe I'm definitely moving back there. I don't really think I *need* 1gb/s, but I sure *want* 1gb/s. The only thing I can think of that would be better with 1gb/s instead of 100mb/s is bittorrent. Anything else the bottleneck is the other guy, but with bittorrent you can have a LOT of "other guys".
 
2014-08-19 05:28:27 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Why do tech stories always arrive on here 3-4 days late?


Late? Why, has the sharks-attacking-cables problem already been solved?
 
2014-08-19 05:31:54 PM  

mama2tnt: Guilty_plea_bargain: NAWS !

no - GNAWS.

ftfm.


"No gnaws" is good gnaws.
 
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